February 5, 2023

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dillon Dube scored after 2:25 of overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.

Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and two assists, and Nazem Kadri and Walker Duehr also scored for the Flames. Dan Vladar stopped 22 shots to improve to 10-4-4 this season.

Patrik Laine had a goal and two assists, and Boone Jenner and Kirill Marchenko also scored for Columbus. Johnny Gaudreau had two assists on his return to Calgary for the first time since leaving as a free agent last summer. Joonas Korpisalo finished the game with 45 saves.

In overtime, Dube caught a cross-ice pass from Mangiapane in a 2-on-1 and blasted a one-timer past Korpisalo for his 12th of the season to give Calgary the win after taking the lead by 2: 0 and 3 had given up -2.

Gaudreau, who ranks fifth all-time in Flames history with 609 points, was greeted by boos and jeering “John-ny”s the moment he stepped onto the ice.

Gaudreau was awarded a penalty five minutes into the opening period when Calgary defender MacKenzie Weegar hooked him on a breakaway. A wave of boos followed Gaudreau’s approach to the Flames’ net and intensified as he shot the puck up and attempted to hit the top corner of the net.

A video tribute minutes later got many in the crowd to their feet to acknowledge his eight seasons of service with the Flames, but that goodwill was short-lived.

Jenner leveled the 3-3 score at 4:34 of the third when he got a pass from Laine, ran into the left circle in a 2-on-1 with Gaudreau and fired a shot that beat Vladar for his 13th .

Duehr put the Flames on the scoreboard with 3:42 in the first when his one-timer was deflected from just over the faceoff spot off the inside of Korpisalo’s block and so quickly it was unclear where the puck was until officials picked it up fished within the net. It was Dühr’s second goal in six games since his January 7 call-up from the AHL.

Kadri made it 2-0 with 1:32 of the second. After a Blue Jackets turnover, Kadri spun in the slot and deflected the puck up Korpisalo’s right arm for his team-leading 19th place finish.

Marchenko put Columbus on the board and ripped Gaudreau’s cross-ice pass over Vladar’s glove at 9:04 while Dube served a trip penalty. It was Marchenko’s 10th.

After Kadri served a game-delay penalty, Gaudreau feathered the puck to Laine, who dropped to his knees to press a shot from Vladar at 9:53 for his 14th to make it 2-2.

Mangiapane put the Flames back ahead by 3:43 in the second half. The Blue Jackets spun the puck behind their own net and Mikael Backlund fed Mangiapane into the slot and he spun and hit Korpisalo with the glove side for his 10.

VALUABLE VLADAR

The Flames have picked up at least a point in Vladar’s last 12 starts, with a 9-0-3 record since November 29. It’s the longest active scoring streak this season among NHL goalies.

CRACKED OUT

Calgary D Chris Tanev left the game midway through the first period after a collision in the neutral zone.

NEXT

Blue Jackets: In Edmonton on Wednesday night in the second of a four-game trip.

Flames: Host Chicago on Thursday night to complete a four-game homestand.

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